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Free events Oct. 5-11

It seems as though the flood waters are finally starting to recede throughout the city, and we know you're getting a little stir crazy after the long, wet weekend. As our streets dry up and the sun slowly tries to peek through the clouds, take this opportunity to get out of the house and check out the free stuff going on this week.


Check out Big Mean Sound Machine playing at 9:30 p.m. at the Pour House.


Palmetto Brewing Co. will host an Open Mic Night at 5 p.m. for anyone daring enough to sing karaoke or recite their own original work. 

The Tanger Outlets will host their first fundraiser event for breast cancer awareness called the Pink Partini Cocktail Social at Table and Tavern from 5-7 p.m. with free h'orderves.

Join author Bryan Stevenson at the Charleston County Main Library for this Not Fiction Book Discussion at 6:30 p.m.


If you're interested in entrepreneurship, check out the Harbor Entrepreneur Center Downtown to hear startup pitches for the company 1 Million Cups and enjoy free coffee from 9-10 a.m.

If you haven't seen enough water already this weekend, head to Brittlebank Park at 5:30 p.m. for Yoga by the River with Ashley Bell.

This week at the Folly Beach Farmers Market from 6-9 p.m. guests will get an inside look at Gullah/Geechee culture through dance, art, and music.


The Charleston Museum welcomes Dale Rosengarten and Sarah Edwards-Hammond at 6 p.m. for a lecture series By the Rivers of Babylon: The Lowcountry Basket in Slavery and Freedom to discuss the history of sweetgrass basket making in Charleston.

Palmetto Brewing Co. will host their first Thursday Night Rodeo Clown Residency at 6 p.m. with Rodeo Clown: A String Band Tribute to the Grateful Dead.

The Tin Roof will hold their new monthly Oblivion Dance Party at 9 p.m. Break out your black jeans with chains and thick eyeliner because it's a goth/industrial themed night with spooky burlesque performances.

Think you're a music connoisseur? Test your knowledge at Loggerhead's Name That Music game night from 9 p.m.-12 a.m. where you could win prizes every half hour.


Support local art and check out the PBR Art Showcase at Redux on Friday from 8-10:30 p.m., then head over to HoM for an after party filled with PBR, sliders, and a sweet new mural by Douglas Panzone.

Charleston Friends of the Library will host their 34th Annual That BIG Book Sale at the Omar Shrine Temple from 9-7 p.m. Books and dvds will start at just $.50.

Kick off Fall Festival Weekend at Freshfields Village with Travis Allison Band playing the Music on the Green from 6-9 p.m.

Join Palmetto Brewing Co. at 6 p.m. for this week's installment of their Loading Dock Series with Shrimp City Slim, Alan Barrington, and stephaniesid.

Three musicians will play an experimental concert called The In-Between: From Classical to Jazz that will include pieces that fall just between the two genres at the Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church from 7-8 p.m.


The Fall Festival at Freshfields continues from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. with a Farmer's Market, live music, crafts, food vendors, and activities like a mechanical bull and inflatable games.

The 8th Annual Autumn on the Ashley Craft Fair will take place 9 a.m.-5 p.m. with other 50 vendors at the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.

Goose Creek will also hold their Fall Festival from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Marguerite Brown Municipal Center with music, crafts, and food vendors galore.

Celebrate Italian history, culture, and heritage at downtown Summerville's Italian Festival from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. with wine samples, music, and Italian cuisine.

Check out Southern Season in Mt. Pleasant from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. to test and judge each of their departments marinara sauce recipe as a part of their Marinara Madness competition.

The Charleston County Main Library will host a Star Wars Reads Day from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. with costume contests, photos with characters, crafts, trivia, and music performed by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra.

Come enjoy some crabs, live music, and activities at Camp Sewee for the Awendaw Blue Crab Festival from 12-5 p.m.


It's the Second Sunday of the month, and you know what that means for King Street. Take a stroll down King Street from 1-5 p.m. while it's closed to traffic and do some shopping, eat in the street, or just do some dog watching.

Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim will host a Jewish Food and Heritage Festival in honor of their 175th Anniversary to celebrate and learn about the Jewish culture. There will be traditional Jewish dishes and live music on the violin and ukulele.


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